Anyone who has ever done any remodeling knows how hard it is to live in the place you are remodeling. It is the same for Taborian Hall and the Dreamland Ballroom because a business is housed within the building. Arkansas' Flag and Banner has been in business for nearly 4 decades in Little Rock and in the last 20 years the business has been housed within the historic walls of Taborian Hall. While renovating the Dreamland Ballroom workers had to endure falling debrise from the floor above, skill saws, hammers, air compressors and other bumps and banging while trying to do business on the phone or with customers in the showroom on the 1st floor.
The Friends of Dreamland are grateful to the employees at Arkansas' Flag and Banner for having been such great sports about the renovation process over the years. There is still much more to do in the future and rather than being resigned about future construction projects, the employees are excited about the future of Taborian Hall and the Dreamland Ballroom.
Below are photos taken of the building at different stages of the renovation process. Also you'll find architectural drawings of what they hope to do in the future as well. Such as a handicap accessible elevator so those with physical disabilities can easily tour Dreamland and enjoy the events held there.
Addition planned for the building.
Want to help? It is estimated that it will take $750,000 to build the new addition with handicap accessible elevator to make the ballroom ADA compliant.